FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2005
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 780-7690
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Firm's Media Contact: Rick Heineman, (310) 854-4812, Rheineman@bncpr.com
CPSC, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. Announce Recall of
Certain AC Adaptors Sold with Slim Version PlayStation(r) 2 Systems
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary
recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Certain AC Adaptors sold with slim version
PlayStation(r) 2 Systems
Units: About 843,000
Importer: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., of Foster City,
Hazard: The recalled AC adaptors can overheat and melt. This poses the
risk of fire, burn and shock injuries to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Sony Computer Entertainment America has received 38
reports of adaptors overheating, including 19 reports of melting. There
have been four reports of minor property damage, two reports of minor
burns and one report of a minor shock.
Description: The recall involves AC adaptors with the following date
codes: 2004.08, 2004.09, 2004.10, 2004.11 and 2004.12 and serial numbers
beginning with "F3". The date code is located in a white box on the
lower right hand portion of the adaptor's label. Just below the date
code box is a serial number beginning with "F3" followed by a series of
digits. Adaptors with other date codes and without the "F3" serial
numbers are not included in this recall. The AC adaptors were sold with
slim version PlayStation(r) 2 consoles with model number SCPH-70011 or
SCPH-70012. The PlayStation(r) 2 model number is located on a label at
the base of the slim console.
Sold at: Electronics, toy and computer game stores nationwide, as well
as Web retailers, from October 2004 through August 2005 for about $150
for the complete system.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled AC adaptors immediately
and contact Sony Computer Entertainment America to receive a free
replacement adaptor. Consumers should carefully unplug the recalled
adaptors from the wall outlet and allow to cool before handling.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Sony Computer
Entertainment America toll-free at (888) 780-7690 between 6 a.m. and 8
p.m. PT Monday through Saturday, and between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT
Sunday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.us.playstation.com
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